Halsbury Chambers - Areas of Practice

BANKING AND TRUST

We have been involved in several diverse and complex banking issues and have experience with:

  • International transactions involving the sale of mortgage and loan portfolios,
  • Loan agreements and debentures,
  • External and internal banking documentation and other credit and commercial instruments, for multinational and local retail banking and financial institutions.

We also offers comprehensive legal advice, assistance, and guidance in the establishment, administration, and maintenance of local and offshore trusts for individual and institutional clients who may require commercial, estate, and tax planning vehicles for their accumulated wealth and savings.

Our trusts lawyers have substantial experience in the areas of trusts and corporate succession related matters.  Our attorneys focus on long term estate planning requirements as well as, on-going family related concerns.  We regularly advise clients with regard to income and capital gains tax minimization, the use of various tax shelters, tax planning utilizing inter vivos, and other asset protection structures. We are also capable of arranging long term strategic tax planning including inter-generational transfers of wealth in family owned businesses and other closely-held corporations.

Our estates lawyers provide the following services:

  • Tax planning including creation of trusts, family corporations and estate freezes
  • Preparation of all documentation required for the administration and probate of estates
  • Succession planning for owners of private corporations
  • Advising on all aspects of estate planning and administration
  • Applications for contentious and non-contentious probate and letters of administration
  • Corporate structuring for international business transactions
  • Health and welfare trusts
  • Captive insurance programs
  • Voluntary disclosures
  • Asset protection trusts
  • Representation for audit and reassessment purposes
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